Support

JRLA was founded in 2011 to help improve the educational landscape in Detroit, but funding a charter high school is not an easy task so we need your help!  Detroit charter schools receive less state-aid than other Michigan Public Schools – for example, a student attending JRLA receives roughly $7K in state-aid for their education while a high school student in nearby Birmingham receives nearly $12K - a quality public education should not be defined by zip code!  

JRLA offers Detroit area students unique opportunities that they would not receive from any ordinary public school, which means we need to raise significant funds from private sources to bridge the gap and meet our ambitious educational goals.  In addition, unlike traditional public schools, Detroit charter schools do not receive funding from their school districts to purchase, lease, expand or improve facilities. This causes financial challenges that can limit the charter school’s ability to provide appropriate accommodations.  As a tuition-free school, we need to raise approximately $275K to balance our 2017-18 budget in addition to funds to support our ongoing facility needs. We're also working hard to raise over $75K in private scholarships for the Class of 2018.

One way you can support our efforts is to Sponsor a JRLA Scholar!  A $2,500 donation will help close the opportunity gap and give a JRLA Scholar:
- School sponsored college visits and campus tours
- Access to private college scholarships raised by the JRLA Board of Directors
- AP Class offerings and requirements
- Dedicated SAT support and course exposure
- Wide variety of competitive sports and extracurricular activities
- Real world experiences including summer internship opportunities
- And much more...

* Real World Experiences including college visits & summer internships 
* Dual enrollment opportunities at the University of Detroit Mercy 
* Extensive ACT preparation including the Princeton Review Prep Course
* Additional support in reading via daily instruction and Achieve 3000 
Real World Experiences including college visits & summer internships 
Dual enrollment opportunities at the University of Detroit Mercy 
Extensive ACT preparation including the Princeton Review Prep Course
Additional support in reading via daily instruction and Achieve 3000

Any level of support is appreciated.  If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution, please send your donation to:
JRLA
15000 Trojan Street
Detroit, MI 48235

You can also donate online via PayPal here:

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MANY THANKS TO ALL OUR DONORS!!!

THANK YOU!

Thank you in advance for your consideration!  For more information on the many ways you can support the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy, please contact: Michelle at jrla@jalenrose.com or 800.975.0001.